In my project, I have some encrypted Mac hard drives (apfs), and I am required to access the data from some Windows 10 machine.

I tried to use HFSexplorer to extract all possible partitions. But most of the time, I got "Invalid HFS type ... Detected type (UNKNOWN)" error, and an empty folder "Boot OS X".

Could anyone provide me any guidance on this? Thanks.

I checked these HD on my MacOS, and I can successfully access data after providing the correct passwords.


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You will first need a tool that can read APFS.

Older HFS+ tools will not be able to read APFS. Paragon has one [though it's a bit expensive] - APFS for Windows

It can also handle encrypted volumes, as read-only.

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